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I discovered a large active ant nest in my plastic compost bin today....with only minimal disturbance the ants became very angry.....advice needed as to what to do? Its impossible to use the bin.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,062
    Tip a bucket of water in there. Ants like it dry and ants in a compost heap indicates that it’s not moist enough ... they’ll move on if you keep it damp. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • HelixHelix 704m altitude...Posts: 631
    And boiling water is even better. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,062
    Why kill them when you can just move them on ... they’re good for other wildlife and an important part of the ecosystem. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,997
    With over 20,000 species of ant on the planet and one of the most successful ever , you've really got to admire these little creatures .

  • Mary AnneMary Anne Posts: 118
    Thanks for this article - enlightening!
  • Please don't put boiling water on them :( We have ants in our garden and although they haven't caused any issues yet I will now be careful not to anger them. 
  • Mary AnneMary Anne Posts: 118
    No absolutely not...live and let live!!
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